Bridgestone donates to China earthquake relief
The Bridgestone Group has expressed its “deepest condolences to the victims and those who lost loved ones as a result of the April 20 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China” and announced it will donate 15 million yen (approximately £100,000) to support relief efforts through the Japanese Red Cross Society. In addition, Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd., the company's subsidiary in China, will donate RMB 300,000 (£31,500) to support relief efforts through the Red Cross Society of China.
These group contributions to the earthquake relief effort are said to “reflect the companies’ longstanding commitment to China”. Bridgestone established its Chinese subsidiary in 2004 and today the company operates 19 China-based manufacturing facilities for the production of tyres, diversified products and raw materials.
“The Bridgestone Group truly hopes for a swift recovery of the people and the areas impacted by this devastating natural disaster,” the company wrote in a statement on 25 April.